UK Data Service introductory training series: Autumn 2021

The UK Data Service is the UK’s largest collection of UK and international social, economic and population data.  They provide free access to a wide range of social science data for reuse. The Service contains thousands of data collections, including UK census data, government funded surveys, longitudinal studies, international macrodata, qualitative data, and business microdata. […]

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How to handle research data

Researchers often collect highly confidential information for their research. It is essential this data is stored securely and is collected following data protection legislation. Failure to collect data ethically can damage the reputation of the researcher and the University. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) You may be a little fed up of hearing about […]

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DMPonline service unavailable due to updates on 3rd September

The DMPonline service will be unavailable tomorrow, 3rd September, from 11:00 to 12:30 whilst the Digital Curation Centre make some updates to the service for Stirling users. The updated service will have a new URL (https://dmp.stir.ac.uk) but users should continue to access the service via the University Portal as DMPonline authentication is integrated with the […]

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SensusAccess

SensusAccess allows staff and students to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audiobooks (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital braille.  The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats. […]

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AHRC and data requirements

From 29 March 2018 AHRC are removing their requirement for a Technical Plan and replacing it with a requirement to submit a Data Management Plan, which will be mandatory for all Research Grants, Follow on Funding and Leadership Fellows proposals. AHRC’s requirements are therefore currently in flux, and we will continue to update its policy content accordingly […]

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